A member of House of Representatives representing Ila/Boluwaduro/Ifedayo Federal Constituency in Osun State, Hon Femi Fakeye has been widely chided and condemned for allegedly diverting a project meant for his constituency to Osogbo, Osun state capit
Newsmen’s investigation reveals that an “erosion and Flood Control Project” was taking to Olorunda/Osogbo/Orolu/ Irepodun Federal constituency, where he live
The lawmaker resides at Low Cost Housing Estate, Kunfayakun Area of Osogbo.
It was gathered through a signage at the location where the project was misappropriately located that the erosion control project is being funded by the Ecological Fund Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, under the Presidency.
The signage erected at the site, a location in Olorunda local government, showed that the construction of the erosion and flood control drainages, are being handled by Messrs Westfield Construction Limited, Abuja. It clearly indicated that the project was meant for Ila/Boluwaduro/Ifedayo federal constituency.
A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress(APC) who pleaded anonymity, said the lawmaker has committed a greatest fraud anybody could imagine as a public office holder
“I doubt if this man has any iota of integrity in his system, this is criminality at play. How could you commit such a monumental fraud with ease? ”
Also, a resident of Ila-orogun in Ifedayo Local Government, Mr Shola Adedire, decried the action of the lawmaker, describing it as “shameful” which needs to be questioned.
He said diversion of such environmental project to Osogbo from the constituency originally meant for is criminal to say the least.
He wondered why the project would be diverted when many areas in the constituency are in dire need of such facilities.
“We must start to call some elective office holders back home in Osun. With what is happening, I want to tell my people in Ifedayo, Ila and Boluwaduro constituency that, Hon Fakeye has committed the most criminal act anybody could conceived.
“I don’t know how Hon fakeye could be so callous to the extent of diverting a project meant for us in our constituency which is Boluwaduro/Ifedayo/Ila, to Osogbo where he lives.
“I do not know what the project was taken to Osogbo for. Osogbo is not part of our constituency. We have many areas in need of such projects in Ila/Ifedayo/Boluwaduro. We will not accept this. We are taking steps to ensure that we get to the root of this fraud”
When the lawmaker was contacted on the telephone, Hon Fakeye, did not deny the allegation as he contended that the project was to facilitate development to Osun state. He posited that claims of diversion of the project were baseless and orchestrated to “blackmail” him.